What YA books release this week? (May 3)

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What new YA books release this week? We have a list of this week’s May YA books!

U.S.

anything you want geoff herbachAnything You Want by Geoff Herbach
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: May 3rd
Taco loves Maggie. And she loves him right back. Except all that love? It gets Maggie pregnant. Everyone else may be freaking out, but Taco can’t wait to have a real family again.

ask me how i got here christine heppermannAsk Me How I Got Here by Christine Heppermann
Publisher: Greenwillow
Release date: May 3rd
Addie has always known what she was running towards – until she ends up pregnant and has an abortion. And after that—even though she knows it was the right decision for her—nothing is the same.

the blood between us zac brewerThe Blood Between Us by Zac Brewer
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 3rd
When their scientist parents died in a terrible lab fire, there was nothing left to hold siblings Adrien and Grace together. Now, after years apart, the two are forced to reunite at the elite boarding school.

a court of mist and fury sarah j maas usA Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) by Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Release date: May 3rd
Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court–but at a steep cost. Her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

the crown kiera cassThe Crown (The Selection #5) by Kiera Cass
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 3rd
Twenty years have passed since the events of The One, and America and Maxon’s daughter is the first princess to hold a Selection of her own. Now she must make a difficult choice.

dream on kerstin gierDream On (The Silver Trilogy #2) by Kerstin Gier
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release date: May 3rd
It seems that Liv’s troubles are far from over–in fact, suddenly they’re piling up. Liv senses a presence following her through the corridors of the dream world. Does someone have a score to settle with Liv?

genius leopoldo goutGenius (The Game #1) by Leopoldo Gout
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: May 3rd
Get ready for Zero Hour as 200 geniuses from around the world go head to head in a competition hand-devised by India’s youngest CEO and visionary. Trust no one.

the girl i used to be april henryThe Girl I Used to Be by April Henry
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release date: May 3rd
When Olivia’s mother was killed, everyone suspected her missing father. Now, new evidence now proves Olivia’s father was actually murdered on the same fateful day her mother died.

the trials of apollo rick riordan usThe Hidden Oracle (Trials of Apollo #1) by Rick Riordan
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: May 3rd
After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disorientated, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy, without his godly powers to help him.

if i was your girl meredith russoIf I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Release date: May 3rd
Amanda Hardy is the new girl in school. But Amanda has a secret. She’s determined not to get too close to anyone. Because the secret that Amanda’s been keeping? It’s that she used to be Andrew.

invisible fault lines kristen paige madoniaInvisible Fault Lines by Kristen-Paige Madonia
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: May 3rd
But after seeing a familiar face in a photo from the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, Callie wonders if her father’s disappearance is something more than an ordinary missing persons case.

invision sherrilyn kenyonInvision (Chronicles of Nick #7) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: May 3rd
One boy. Many demons. Think there’s a lot of pressure on your shoulders? Nick Gautier was born to bring about the end of the world . . . it’s not easy being the heir of a demon overlord.

lost in love susane colasantiLost in Love (City Love #2) by Susane Colasanti
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: May 3rd
Sadie was convinced that Austin was her soul mate, but after discovering his secret she wonders if she even knows him at all. Darcy was all about no strings attached . . . until her ex moves to New York City.

love and gelato jenna evans welchLove & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: May 3rd
Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn’t in the mood for Italy’s famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. She’s only there because it was her mother’s dying wish that she get to know her father.

the may queen murders sarah judeThe May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Release date: May 3rd
When Heather goes missing after a May Day celebration, Ivy discovers that both her best friend and her beloved hometown are as full of secrets as the woods that surround them.

night speed by chris howardNight Speed by Chris Howard
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: May 3rd
Only those young enough – like Alana West – can survive the pulse-pounding rush of tetra, a dangerous and addictive new drug that fuels a nine-minute burst of superhuman strength and speed.

the outliers kimberly mccreightThe Outliers by Kimberly McCreight
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: May 3rd
It all starts with a text: Please, Wylie, I need your help. Wylie hasn’t heard from Cassie in over a week, not since their last fight. But that doesn’t matter. Cassie’s in trouble, so Wylie decides to help.

queen of hearts colleen oakesQueen of Hearts
by Colleen Oakes
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 3rd
As Princess of Wonderland Palace and the future Queen of Hearts, Dinah’s days are an endless monotony until a stranger arrives, and everything Dinah has ever wanted threatens to crumble.

ruined amy tinteraRuined by Amy Tintera
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 3rd
Emelina’s home in Ruina has been ravaged by war. She lacks the powers of her fellow Ruined. She watched as her sister was kidnapped. But because Em has nothing, she has nothing to lose.

shuffle repeat jen kleinShuffle, Repeat by Jen Klein
Publisher: Random House
Release date: May 3rd
June wants high school to end and real life to begin. Oliver is soaking up senior year’s glory days. These two opposites fight about music, life… pretty much everything. But love is unpredictable.

the society jodie andrefskiThe Society by Jodie Andrefski
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: May 3rd
Samantha Evans knows she’d never get an invite to rush the Society. But after years of relentless bullying, she’s ready to take down the Society one peg at a time from the inside out.

the square root of summer harriet reuter hapgoodThe Square Root of Summer
by Harriet Reuter Hapgood
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Release date: May 3rd
Gottie H. Oppenheimer is losing time. Literally. When the fabric of the universe around her seaside town begins to fray, she’s hurtled through wormholes to significant moments from her past.

suffer love ashley herring blakeSuffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Release date: May 3rd
As her family falls apart, Hadley reaches out to Sam, a cute new boy. Hadley and Sam’s connection is undeniable, but Sam has a secret about his family that could ruin everything.

summer of sloane erin l schneiderSummer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: May 3rd
Weighing years of history with her best friend Mick and boyfriend Tyler against their deception, and the delicate possibility of new love, Sloane must decide when to forgive, and when to live for herself.

tone deaf olivia riversTone Deaf by Olivier Rivers
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Release date: May 3rd
Ali Collins was a child prodigy destined to become one of the greatest musicians of the twenty-first century—until she was diagnosed with a life-changing brain tumor and lost her hearing.

a totally awkward love story tom ellen lucy ivisonA Totally Awkward Love Story by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: May 3rd
A dual narrative novel about a boy and girl who must navigate social misunderstandings, the plotting of well-meaning friends, and their own fears about being virgins forever.

traitor angels anne blankmanTraitor Angels by Anne Blankman
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: May 3rd
The daughter of notorious poet John Milton, by night Elizabeth learns languages and sword fighting. She suspects that he’s training her for a mission whose purpose she cannot fathom.

true born l e sterlingTrue Born by L.E. Sterling
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: May 3rd
The Lasters wait hopelessly for their genes to self-destruct. The Splicers pay for expensive treatments that might prolong their life. The True Borns are mysterious and feared…

the unexpected everything morgan matsonThe Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: May 3rd
Andie had it all planned out. When you are a politician’s daughter, you learn everything can be planned or spun, or both. Especially your future. But that was before the scandal.

unforgivable amy reedUnforgivable by Amy Reed
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: May 3rd
Unforgivable takes off where Invincible left us—with Evie drowning in San Francisco Bay. Marcus finds her just in time, but her survival is not the happy ending he was hoping for.

a walk in the sun michelle zinkA Walk in the Sun by Michelle Zink
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 3rd
Rose Darrow never wanted to spend her life working on her family’s farm. But when her family is rocked by an unexpected tragedy she has no choice but to put her plans for the future on hold.

wandering wild jessica taylorWandering Wild by Jessica Taylor
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Release date: May 3rd
Raised by Wanderers, Tal travels the southern wild, hustling, conning, and grifting her way into just enough cash to save her brother from bare-knuckle fighting.

the way back to you michelle andreani mindi scottThe Way Back to You by Michelle Andreani & Mindi Scott
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: May 3rd
Two teens take a spontaneous road trip across the Southwest to meet three strangers who received the life-saving organs of their late best friend—charting a journey of loss, hope, and love along the way.

wild swans jessica spotswoodWild Swans by Jessica Spotswood
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: May 3rd
For generations, the Milbourn women have lead extraordinary lives—and died young and tragically. Granddad calls it a legacy, but Ivy considers it a curse.

the cilantro in apple pie kimberley nadine knightsThe Cilantro in Apple Pie by Kimberley Nadine Knights
Publisher: Ravenswood Publishing
Release date: May 5th
When Rubie Keane rolls in from Trinidad and Tobago she’s determined to leave the past behind her and be overlooked—but a certain stoic blue blood is equally as determined to foil her plans.

U.K.

whisper to me nick lakeWhisper to Me by Nick Lake
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release date: May 3rd
Cassie is writing a letter to the boy whose heart she broke. She’s trying to explain why. Why she pushed him away. Why she won’t let herself remember what happened that long-ago night on the boardwalk.

the inquisition taran matharuThe Inquisition (Summoner #2) by Taran Matharu
Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books
Release date: May 5th
On trial for a crime he did not commit, Fletcher must face the Inquisition who will decide his future – the process is gruelling, and haunted by ghosts from the past.

soldier julie kagawaSoldier (Talon #3) by Julie Kagawa
Publisher: MIRA Ink
Release date: May 5th
Forced to choose between the sinister Talon organisation and being hunted by her own kind, dragon-human hybrid Ember fled. Now Garret has uncovered secrets that will shake their world.

the square root of summer harriet reuter hapgoodThe Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books
Release date: May 5th
Gottie H. Oppenheimer is losing time. Literally. When the fabric of the universe around her seaside town begins to fray, she’s hurtled through wormholes to significant moments from her past.

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Lucy Nisbet

Lucy is an English teacher-in-training and a self-confessed book nerd. She often buys more books than she can reasonably afford or possibly have time to read. Her Hogwarts letter is now several years too late, but she’s sure it’s just gotten lost in the post.

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